What to wear this spring

A woman dressed for spring standing under a blossom tree

If you’re getting ready to switch from your winter wardrobe to spring wear, you might be searching for inspiration for the best looks. But dressing for spring can be tricky. With its sudden showers and temperature swings, this season is perhaps the hardest to choose outfits for.

Fortunately, help is at hand. In this guide, we offer tips to help ensure you have the perfect clothes and footwear to take you right through to summer – and beyond.

What to wear in spring

Bridging the gap from the icy depths of winter to the start of summer, spring is certainly varied in terms of temperatures and conditions. But just because the weather can’t make up its mind, this doesn’t mean you have to be indecisive when dressing for this season.

One general pointer to bear in mind when you’re choosing outfits for spring is to always pay attention to the weather forecast. OK, so these predictions aren’t exactly fail-safe, but they will give you a good idea of what to expect. We’ve all done it at some point. Looked out the window, saw sunshine and blue skies and ventured out wearing light, summery clothes – only to realise there’s a biting wind, or to get drenched in an unexpected downpour. Sparing a few moments to check the forecast before you dress can prevent these regrettable wardrobe fails.

With this tip in mind, here are some more specific suggestions when it comes to both clothing and shoes.

What clothes to wear in spring

If there’s one secret to looking and feeling great in spring, it’s layering. By wearing lighter layers, and accessorising accordingly, you can ensure you can always adapt your ensemble to suit the conditions.

For example, you can pair your favourite long skirt and summery top or blouse with an elegant cardigan, or go for a long or short-sleeve shrug as a stylish cover up. Consider light rather than heavy knitwear. It’ll help to stave off the chill without making you feel too toasty. Having this extra layer to add or remove as necessary makes it easy to stay comfortable whatever the temperature. Complete the look with a stylish, lightweight jacket, and make sure it’s waterproof in case you’re caught out by a shower.

Be sure to think carefully about materials when you’re shopping for spring wear. For example, while very lightweight cotton dresses or skirts might leave you feeling a little too cool when the temperature drops, especially in early spring, suedette or cord can help to keep you warm on colder days.

For those days when you just want to throw on something simple and casual, while still looking chic, you can’t go wrong with jeans, a crew neck T-shirt and a classic trench coat. This ensemble is easy to put together, comfortable to wear and versatile. What’s not to love?

When it comes to nailing the spring look, you can’t go wrong with co-ords. Pair up skirts or trousers with tops or jackets in matching prints, fabrics or colours to create a truly on-trend outfit. And of course, floral prints and bright colours are always a top choice in spring.

What shoes to wear in spring

No ensemble is complete without the perfect shoes, but choosing the right footwear isn’t always easy at this time of year. Conditions underfoot can vary a lot, and you might not know what to expect when you leave the house. So, as when you’re picking out your clothes, it pays to check the weather forecast before you raid your shoe rack. If it’s going to be icy, prioritise warmth and grip, and if it’s going to be wet and muddy, don’t even think about reaching for those crisp white trainers or pumps.

That said, for those warm, dry spring days, a pair of light, elegant trainers can be the perfect finishing touch for casual outfits. White is a classic choice, while pastels have the ultimate springtime vibe.

If you’re looking for something smarter, elegant leather loafers are great for this season. And while it might still be too cool for most open toes and sling backs, especially in early spring, sandal wedges can be the perfect bridge into warmer weather.

As well as matching your footwear to the season, make sure you plan for what you’ll be doing during the day. If you’ll be on your feet or walking a lot, comfort should be a priority.

Call Us:
Order Line:
Enquiry Line:
Calls to the order line cost 13p per minute plus network extras
Pay Using
Accepted Payment Methods
Safe & Secure Shopping
Safe and Secure Payment Logos

Copyright © 2024 Chums

PayPal Representative Example:

Representative 23.9% APR (variable) Purchase interest rate 23.9% p.a. (variable) Assumed Credit limit £1,200. PayPal Credit and PayPal Pay in 3 are trading names of PayPal UK Ltd, Whittaker House, Whittaker Avenue, Richmond-Upon-Thames, Surrey, United Kingdom, TW9 1EH. Terms and conditions apply. Credit subject to status, UK residents only, Chums Ltd acts as a broker and offers finance from a restricted range of finance providers. PayPal Pay in 3 is not regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Pay in 3 eligibility is subject to status and approval. 18+. UK residents only. Pay in 3 is a form of credit. Check if affordable and how you will repay. May make other borrowing more difficult or expensive. See product terms for more details